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No one ever said that EVERY Mercedes is defective. But ALL authoritative sources have indicated for several years now that M-B is below average, and in some cases WELL below average.

Anecdotal reports are relatively meaningless. Good luck trying to keep up the resale value of your (and my) Mercedes by jawboning online!
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M-B spokesperson, Donna Boland called the Powers survey a "wake-up call."

Unbelievable. And how might this "wake-up call" differ from the ones they've been getting for 5 years now?
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I'm not in denial...my 2003 W211 was fine with no problems encountered. My 2006 S430 is as I said... flawless. The 17 other MB's before that were also without problems.

I am sorry you are having problems with your '06 350 and if you read the Lexus, BMW, or any other forum you will encounter some of those owners with problems also. Not all mechanical/electronic machines work perfectly all the time.

You did not state what your problem is BTW.
Jack seems to be the lucky one. 30 years and almost no problems.

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M-B spokesperson, Donna Boland called the Powers survey a "wake-up call."

Unbelievable. And how might this "wake-up call" differ from the ones they've been getting for 5 years now?
Schremp isn't there to burn the reports.
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Schremp isn't there to burn the reports.

Yikes![:0]

Who knows... the new Consumer Reports reliability record shows 5 M-B models on the 'worst' list and zero on the 'best' list.. no surprise BUT notice no ML on the worst list! That's something new...

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...1005.htm#below
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At my age I don't give a hoot about resale values...[:D]

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Schremp isn't there to burn the reports.

Yikes![:0]

Who knows... the new Consumer Reports reliability record shows 5 M-B models on the 'worst' list and zero on the 'best' list.. no surprise BUT notice no ML on the worst list! That's something new...

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...1005.htm#below
Since you seem to believe in all these so called accurate reports of automobile reliability...why did you ever buy an '06 W211? You still have not indicated what is so bad to make you want to sell this new car...what exactly is the problem?

I see you own a '71 280SE...nice car!

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Schremp isn't there to burn the reports.

Yikes![:0]

Who knows... the new Consumer Reports reliability record shows 5 M-B models on the 'worst' list and zero on the 'best' list.. no surprise BUT notice no ML on the worst list! That's something new...

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...1005.htm#below
Just saw your post on the W211 forum...what can I say? Does the 2006 still have the brake by wire system?


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I heard a lot about Mercedes problems but I still bought a 2006 E55. It is the best car I have ever driven.

I am on the wait list for the SL 63 which should be available in 2006.

A Lexus will always be an overpriced Toyota in my mind no matter what JD Powers says.
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Since you seem to believe in all these so called accurate reports of automobile reliability...why did you ever buy an '06 W211?
As I have explained elsewehere, I felt sure that M-B would have cleaned up its act by now. It's at least 5 years since their quality ratings fell below average. I gambled and lost, it appears.

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At my age I don't give a hoot about resale values...
What age is that? You gonna die soon?

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You still have not indicated what is so bad to make you want to sell this new car...what exactly is the problem?
Brake malfunction. Explained elsewhere. Not the electronic braking system but the hydraulic (back-up) system. Or so they tell me. Only the dealer can't figure out what's wrong, etc etc. Anyone who wants to know more can read in my posting history.

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I see you own a '71 280SE...nice car!
Thanks ...is indeed... and never breaks down.
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